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Palm Sunday: Start Spreading the News!

Palm Sunday: Start Spreading the News! A Message on Mark 11:1-11 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church March 28, 2021 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com Mark 11:1-11 (NRSV) 1 When they were approaching Jerusalem, at Bethphage and Bethany, near the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples 2 and said to them, “Go into […]

Spiritual Disciplines: Self Examination

Spiritual Disciplines: Self Examination A Message on 2 Corinthians 13:5-6 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church March 21, 2021 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com 2 Corinthians 13:5-6 (NRSV) 5 Examine yourselves to see whether you are living in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not realize that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless, indeed, you fail to […]

Spiritual Disciplines: Fasting

Spiritual Disciplines: Fasting A Message on Matthew 6:16-18 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church March 7, 2021 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com Matthew 6:16-18 (NRSV) 16 “And whenever you fast, do not look dismal, like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces so as to show others that they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they […]

Spiritual Disciplines: Prayer

Spiritual Disciplines: Prayer A Message on Matthew 6:5-8 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Feb. 28, 2021 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com Matthew 6:5-8 (NRSV) 5 “And whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, so that they may be […]

Spiritual Disciplines: Study

Wesleyan Covenant Prayer: Covenant A Message on 2 Timothy 3:14-17 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Feb. 21, 2021 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com 2 Timothy 3:14-17 (NRSV) 14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it, 15 and how from childhood you have known […]

Wesleyan Covenant Prayer: Covenants

Wesleyan Covenant Prayer: Covenant A Message on 1 Peter 2:9-10 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Feb. 14, 2021 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com 1 Peter 2:9-10 (NRSV) 9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people, in order that you may proclaim the mighty acts of him who […]

Wesleyan Covenant Prayer: Trust

Wesleyan Covenant Prayer: “I freely and heartily yield all things to thy pleasure and disposal.” A Message on Jeremiah 17:7-8 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Feb. 7, 2021 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com Jeremiah 17:7-8 (NRSV) 7 Blessed are those who trust in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. 8 They shall be like […]

Wesley Covenant Prayer: Treasure

Wesleyan Covenant Prayer: “Let me be full, let me be empty. Let me have all things, let me have nothing.” A Message on Matthew 6:19-21 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Jan. 31, 2021 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com Matthew 6:19-21 (NRSV) 19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust […]

Wesleyan Covenant Prayer: Work

Wesleyan Covenant Prayer: “Let me be employed by thee or laid aside for thee…” A Message on John 6:22-27 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Jan. 24, 2021 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com John 6:22-27 (NRSV) The next day the crowd that had stayed on the other side of the sea saw that there had been […]

Wesleyan Covenant Prayer: Suffering

Wesleyan Covenant Prayer: “Put me to doing, put me to suffering.” A Message on James 1:2-4 For Jacksonville First United Methodist Church Jan. 17, 2021 By Doug Wintermute dwinterm@yahoo.com James 1:2-4 (NRSV) My brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of any kind, consider it nothing but joy, because you know that the testing of […]